What does Hot Flashes, Mood Swings, Fatigue, Night Sweats, Bloating, Dizziness, and Sleep Disorders and Osteoporosis have in common?
What else…. Menopause… What was Eve thinking?
I do believe that the Drought we are experiencing is connected to these symptoms. I question… Where has all the water gone? Why is there a lack of water to grow crops, and for livestock, as well as to fill our dwindling lakes?
The answer is easy. As a menopausal woman, I am carrying the bulk of it in my stomach and ankles. And let’s face it, I am not alone. There are millions of us sucking all the moisture from the air just to eliminate it in Night Sweats. Hot Flashes trigger our bodies to soak it all in again, so that we can cool off. However, we are destroying the universe. We are inadvertently causing a worldwide drought which is causing livestock to die, crops to wither, and insufficient water supply.
However, there is HOPE. Another common symptom that is not mentioned above is Forgetfulness. Therefore, our conscious will be clear because we soon forget the damage we are causing… and that is a blessing.
Menopause kept me up practically all night and, finally after 3 hours of sleep, woke me up this morning. I know, of course, it is entirely my fault because I failed to do all of the things necessary to prevent the symptoms I experienced. First of all, I only drank 1/2 glass of water the entire day, I failed to take the one vitamin that works for me (Evening Primrose), I had very little fiber and lots of sweets and coffee. I committed menopausal suicide.
Some days it is difficult to do all of the right things. Not that the ‘right things’ are hard to do. So it must be an inner rebellion. An insistence that I can have it MY WAY. However, my way, is just not the right way. So today, I limited my coffee to one cup, my sweets to oatmeal with brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins and a large glass of water. I filled a pitcher with water and my determination is to empty it before 6pm and not wait until 8 or 9 pm so that I am up all night. My love of hot peppers (any kind) and spicy foods must also be tempered.
So the bottom line is, we can have and do much of what we like, we just need to use balance so that we can sleep well, live well and love well, beginning with ourselves… after all… God loves us, why shouldn’t we?